Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Newest Angel


I hope everyone had a great holiday break. Did you make any resolutions? I can't think of any to make, or at least any I may have a chance at keeping, lol! I decided a long time ago, that the best thing to do if you want to make changes in your life, is to take each day as a fresh start. If you fail today, try again tomorrow.  No guilt. Guilt is the thing that keeps us back, for it makes us feel like failures.  I like the quote : 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'. Anything can be accomplished, if you take it one step at a time.

The angel you see here is the first girl I painted in a long time. If you are a new blog follower, you may think that I only paint owl ACEOs, haha! but actually this is more typical of what I do.
I started her before Christmas, and left her until I could figure out how to proceed. Last night I decided it was time to work on it, so what you don't see  is layers of  vintage pages, tissue, stamping, and other old and new techniques I have learned. Sometimes I wonder why I bother, since I cover it all up, but I guess I know what's beneath my art. I feel it is more interesting rather than a quick and easy background.

Now I also painted  a few more ACEOs - (and for anyone who is unsure what they are, they are artwork, the size of playing cards. Very collectible, and popular on Ebay and Etsy).
I started a new series for Valentines Day featuring my owl characters..people seem to love them, and I really enjoy them as well.


thanks for reading!

16 comments:

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

She's stunning! Thanks also for the reminder to take each day as a fresh start :) I needed that!
Thanks for your visit today♥

Marlene said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I answered you there but will say again that yes the sky really was that purple. Your angel is gorgeous and your owls are adorable. I love your layering and the effect you achieve by doing it.

Sophia said...

You have to admit that your owls are down right adorable! ;) I do love this angel, though, and your choice of colors. :)

Sue said...

I'm partial to owls so love to see your owl aceos, however this lovely gal is superb! Love her!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

She is lovely, I can see the layers when I click on her and see the dimensions up close, very nice. I love the color of her gown... I wish I had her figure! One thing I really like about your work is the details that are there on everything you do!

Thanks for the little pep talk, I felt like you were telling this to me! :)

Art by Sascalia said...

I love her, she is very beautiful!

slommler said...

She is fabulous!! And I love all the texture in the background! And thanks for the reminder to take one day at a time. I needed that!
Hugs
SueAnn

Renee said...

She is wonderful just like you.

xoxo

Pam of Always Artistic said...

She is beautiful! And the owls are so cute! Great advise also!

Renee said...

Thank you dear Betty.

xoxo

Nicola said...

wow such a beautiful Angel, I love your textured background they are very inspiring. This is a lovely painting!

readingsully2 said...

Beautiful angel. I love angels.

Sandy Michelle said...

I like your resolution and I'll need to do that too when I mess up my diet the day before..LOL! Your angel painting is beautiful!

Sandy xox

Julie-ann Bowden said...

She's beautiful Betty, love the colours, she has such a soft rosy face.

Isn't it beautiful painting things with wings?
Love you're cute owls twit tooo!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

your new angel is beautiful x

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